Virginia Tam

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Virginia Tam

Virginia Tam

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Ms. Tam focuses on outbound acquisitions and private equity investments for corporate and financial institution clients in Greater China. A lawyer experienced in U.S. securities laws and Hong Kong Listing Rules, Ms. Tam has worked on a broad range of matters within this practice area, including private and public acquisitions, private investment in publicly-traded equities (PIPEs), pre-IPO investments, joint ventures, capital market exits and privatizations.

Ms. Tam has been recognized for her legal expertise by Asia Pacific Legal 500 for her work in China Corporate and M&A.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Tam was a partner in the Hong Kong office of another American law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

Ms. Tam is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and women-in-profession committee.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Tam has spoken extensively on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and PIPEs and is a regular moderator and panelist at conferences on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Public and Private Acquisitions

* Advising TCL Industries Holdings (HK) Limited, the parent of a HKSE-listed telecommunications equipment manufacturer, in the acquisition of the MiFi business of Novatel Wireless, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, for US$50 million in cash.
* Advising Up Energy Development Group Limited, an HKSE-listed PRC coal mining company, in the acquisition of Grande Cache Coal, a Canadian coal producer, from Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited, an HKSE-listed company, and Marubeni Corporation, a Japan-listed company, and the provision of US$73 million in interim financing to Grande Cache Coal.
* Advising a consortium of Taiwan shareholders in the privatization of Actions Semiconductor Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC provider of integrated platform solutions for IoT devices.
* Advising the special committee of the board of directors of 21Vianet Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC internet data center services provider, in the privatization of 21Vianet Group by a consortium led by its controlling shareholder, Kingsoft Co. Ltd. and Tsinghua Unigroup International Co. Ltd.
* Advising Chinanx Financial Group, a PRC investment group, in its strategic investment in NordAq, Inc., a U.S. oil and gas developer, for up to US$90 million in cash.
* Advising a consortium led by Leadyond Capital, a PRC private equity fund, in the privatization of Wonder Auto Technology Group, Inc. a Nasdaq-listed PRC automobile parts manufacturer.
* Advising a consortium led by China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd, an HKSE-listed sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, in its all cash acquisition of Point Roberts Resort Marina in Washington, the United States.
* Advising China International Mining Group Corporation, a Hong Kong conglomerate consisting of industry veterans, in its acquisition of a substantial interest in Mwana Africa plc, a UK-listed Africa metals mining company, and a subsequent proxy fight for corporate control.
* Advising the special committee of the board of directors of Exceed Company Limited, a Nasdaq-listed PRC sportswear manufacturer and distributor, in a privatization by a consortium led by its controlling shareholder.
* Advising a PRC project fund in its strategic investment in AP International Limited (Hong Kong), a manufacturer focusing on the design, development and production of optical and opto-mechanical products.

Pre-IPO and PIPE Transactions

* Advising Shenzhen Blue Ocean Development Fund Management Company, as general partner, and its affiliated funds in a US$ 250 million investment in the privatization of China Cord Blood Corporation, an NYSE-listed cord blood banking business , by Golden Meditech Holdings Limited, an HKSE-listed healthcare company.
* Advising Perfect World Pictures Co., Limited, a PRC-listed motions picture producer, in a US$60 million pre-IPO investment in China Fortran Media Group, a PRC media marketing services provider, prior to its application for listing on the HKSE.
* Advising CCB International Asset Management Limited in a HK$230 million pre-IPO investment in Power Wealth Investment Holdings Limited, one of the largest dredging companies in China, and subsequent restructurings following Power Wealth’s HK IPO.
* Advising veteran Hong Kong investors in their investment in China
* Biomedicine Group Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC cellular therapy solutions developer.
* Advising Up Energy Group Ltd, as controlling shareholder, in a US$120 million private equity financing and a US$175 million placement of convertible bonds of Up Energy Development Group Limited, an HKSE-listed PRC coal mining company, to institutional and strategic investors.
* Advising CCB International Asset Management Limited in its HK$233 million subscription of convertible bonds and warrants from Mingyuan Medicare Development Company Limited, an HKSE-listed PRC medical solutions provider, with Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited acting as the placement agent.
* Advising China International Mining Group Corporation, a Hong Kong conglomerate consisting of industry veterans, in its PIPE investment in Universal Coal plc, an Australia-listed Africa coal mining company.
* Advising Essence International Investment Limited in its subscription of convertible notes and warrants from China Biologic Products, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC biopharmaceutical product manufacturer; and subsequent resale of a portion of the shares to Warburg Pincus.

Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt Transactions

* Advising China Development Bank International Holdings Limited in its
* US$130 million private equity investment in the spin-off of the China business of Global Logistic Properties, a Singapore-listed warehouse operator.
* Advising China Development Bank International Holdings Limited, as private equity investor, in the privatization of Zhongpin Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC pork producer.
* Advising China Development Bank International Holdings Limited, as private equity investor, in the privatization of China Transinfo Technology Corp., a NYSE-listed PRC technology solutions provider.
* Advising Windrace International Company Limited, a PRC sportswear manufacturer and distributor, in its HK$315 million redemption of preferred shares from Goldman Sachs using proceeds of a share placement to New Horizon Capital.
* Advising Up Energy Group Ltd. in a US$75 million secured exchangeable loan financing from a leading investment bank as part of its business combination with Tidetime Sun (Group) Limited, a HKSE-listed company.
* Advising the controlling shareholder of an HKSE-listed company in its HK$669 million acquisition of a substantial interest in a PRC-listed company through a capital restructuring between the two companies.
* Advising Pacific Alliance Group, as arranger, in a US$120 million exchangeable term loan financing for Kaisa Group Holdings Limited, an HKSE-listed PRC property developer.
* Advising a leading investment bank, as arranger, in a US$250 million loan and private equity financing for a major shareholder of an HKSE-listed company.

Capital Markets Exits

* Advising China Cord Blood Services Corporation in its US$318 million business combination with Pantheon China Acquisition, an Amex-listed special purpose acquisition company, and NYSE listing.
* Advising Windrace International Company Limited, a manufacturer and wholesaler of footwear and apparel in China, in its US$133.5 million business combination with 2020 Chinacap Acquirco, Inc., an Amex-listed special purpose acquisition company, and Nasdaq listing.
* Advising Golden Meditech Company Limited in its HK$436 million sale of American depositary shares of China Medical Technologies, a Nasdaq-listed PRC medical device manufacturer and distributor in a U.S. public offering.
* Advising Essence International Investment Limited in its US$60 million sale of shares of China Biologic Products, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed PRC biopharmac

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Education
J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1997

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

M.Phil.
Class of 1994

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

B.A.
Class of 1992

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

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K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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White & Case is an international law firm that helps companies, governments and financial institutions achieve their global ambitions. Their clients face complex challenges, and their lawyers innovative approaches consistently deliver results for their clients.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

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Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. /Private Group purchases Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd.

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Virginia Tam is affiliated with K&L Gates LLP, White & Case LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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